The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Lemony Snicket comes to Netflix

Honey Buzz ~ Lemony Snicket comes to Netflix

Oh, Netflix, you're really setting yourself up to be a powerhouse for original programming, and I'm not complaining. Between House of Cards, Sense8, Peaky BlindersBloodline, and Daredevil, you've definitely hooked the contents of my household, but when it comes to live action *family specific* oriented programming, Netflix has made an... interesting decision.   

According to Deadline, Netflix has acquired the rights to the best-selling series of books A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, with plans to adapt them as a live-action series. Netflix is producing the project, which is being fast-tracked, with Paramount Television - Paramount being the same studio that was behind the bleakly amazing film adaptation. Now, not everyone loved A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I'm obsessed with it, and I'm really really REALLY stoked on this news. 

A teaser video uploaded by "Eleanora Poe" (a name familiar to those who love this book series) appeared recently to give us a taste of what to expect from the new series. First things first, how the hell did the person who filmed this get in my house? 

Familiar faces: The Lacrimose Leech, stacks of books including the seminal read How To Start Fires, the all seeing eye watching from the wall, and the shadowy appearance of Count Olaf... For those of us who are fans of the film, the replacement of the casting for Count Olaf is a tall order. Even if you can't stand Jim Carrey because he's a crazy person who dated Jenny McCarthy for way too long, you have to admit that he completely consumed the character of Count Olaf for the film. I also have to mention that my favorite Meryl Streep role also occurs in this context (sorry not sorry she's amazing). The teaser is ominous, beautifully toned, and deliciously gothic.

Look how CUTE! 

“I can’t believe it,” Snicket said, from an undisclosed location. “After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.” Netflix went on to say, “Mr. Snicket’s participation will be limited, given his emotional distress, but the project has the full involvement of his legal, literary and social representative Daniel Handler, who is often mistaken for him.”
I'm so excited about this, I can hardly stand it.

If this series is being fast tracked, fingers crossed that we'll be getting some more news, and some more teasers in the near future, you know I'll be bingeing this on the regular. 

(Source: Deadline)